About Us

The year 2023 will be a landmark one for RBST in Scotland. It will see for the first time the charity having a legal presence with a registration with OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, recognising the amount of work being done in Scotland to promote rare and native breeds of farm livestock. The second major factor in the year is that 2023 represents the 50th¬†Anniversary of the formation of RBST. Whilst progress has been made over those 50 years, the reality is that there are still far too many breeds on the watchlist, so we need to make 2023 the year that RBST starts to take significant steps forward in terms of moving our breeds out of danger and into the mainstream. RBST Scotland intends to create a year of activity which will generate multiple opportunities to influence, promote and celebrate our Breeds. We have started with our flagship event which was held at Bowhouse in Fife. The RBST Scotland Spring Conference was a lively discussion and showcase for sustainable and regenerative farming in Scotland.¬†It certainly met its aim to provide the Scottish agricultural industry, policy makers, influencers and supporters with a thought-provoking event that will offer a challenge to the established view of the future of Farming in Scotland and provide a new perspective on how we can feed the country and meet our responsibilities to our land, our biodiversity and to the future including the attainment of our net zero targets.